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Smartphones: Who Needs People?

Smartphones: Who Needs People?

By Milo Levine

December 18, 2017

My favorite thing in the world is coming home after a rough day at school and talking to my dad about all of my problems. “Dad, I’m really depressed, and I could use some advice, because life has got me down right now,” I say. “My GPA is so awful that it’s actually a negative number, I’m addict...

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

By Ryan Leake and Ryan Leake

June 2, 2017

I wish I grew up 30 years ago. Not because I want 50-cent Coca-Colas, or because I want to watch Larry Bird go up against Magic Johnson (though that would be a plus), or even because I wouldn’t have to hear this annoying message before watching any movie in a movie theater: “Our world seems to be overru...

Why I Refuse to Have an Instagram

Why I Refuse to Have an Instagram

By Glo Robinson

January 12, 2017

I’ve always been rather antiquated when it comes to social media, not completely enthusiastic about broadcasting the details of my life to the world. I try to make my use of social media rather effortless; not expending all my brain power trying to think of that flawless caption to get more likes on a ...

Why Snap Texting Is the Worst Form of Communication

Why Snap Texting Is the Worst Form of Communication

By Sophia Venables

September 21, 2016

Your phone faintly buzzes twice, lighting up with the display of a badly chosen username. It’s that friend again. You know, the one that has your cell number but insists on snap texting. Praying it’s just a funny article from Buzzfeed, you open the little blue box that enters you into a conversation ...

It’s Usually A Wrap

It’s Usually A Wrap

By Alexandra Deane

February 2, 2016

It’s my typical Friday night. My hands are digging into a bag of pretzel thins someone acquired by digging through the family pantry.  I’m in a dark house that’s blaring music, full of partial strangers, and smelling strongly of beer and cheese and I‘m not too sure where the cheese is coming...

The Obsession with Social Media

The Obsession with Social Media

By Megan Butt

February 14, 2015

Senior Russell Wirth looked down at his phone which displayed a photo he had just posted on Instagram. The photo showed Wirth and his family river rafting on vacation, and he had decided to share it so his friends could see what he had done over the break. He had spent some time editing the photo and...